Whenever I go to Laos, I would make a request for my favorite dishes to be made by my relatives. I often asked for Phun Pa or Fish Wrap or Bamboo Shoot Soup.
This time, I didn’t want to bother anyone during my trip to Laos. I didn’t make a request for a special meal but rather had a take-out order from a restaurant or searched for a ready to eat meal at the local market.
Since my relatives love to eat Cockle Wrap (Phun Hoy Kheng; ພັນຫອຍແຄງ), I was treated such a dish for lunch on this particular day. I tried two version of the phun or wrap, one using lettuce and the other using cabbage as a wrapper for the ingredients. I like both ways of wrapping the cockle with various herbs, rice noodle, and the spicy sauce for topping.
If I have to choose between Fish Wrap and Cockle Wrap, I will definitely go for Cockle Wrap.
It’s a good thing I can find plenty of cockle here in Holland. I will be having this dish whenever the craving strikes me.